Northside Primary School

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Northside SEN Toolkit

Northside SEN Tool kit

Speech and Language Therapy

An intervention working towards targets set by Speech & Language Therapists, using strategies and ideas from S&L Toolkit. We have our own dedicated speech and language room.

First Class at Number

1stClass@Number is an innovative, highly effective mathematics intervention. It is delivered by trained teaching assistants to small groups of children who have fallen behind at mathematics. It helps them to get back on track and catch up with their peers. 



Precision Reader

Precision Reading is a short, daily, research-based reading activity that quickly improves children’s abilities. It leads to much better retelling, interpretation, improved word recognition and comprehension, reading speed and accuracy.


DSI Maths

The children will also improve the speed and accuracy of their calculations by using Professor Kageyama’s Maths Training Game on the DSi consoles.

Big Writing Conferencing

In small groups or individually children can talk through their writing. They can learn to self-assess and self- correct and will become stronger and more independent writers.


Better Reading Partners              

Better Reading Support Partners is a ‘light touch’ reading intervention for pupils in Years 1 to 6 who have fallen behind at reading.  A specially trained Better Reading Support Partner delivers a short one-to-one support programme to help them to develop independent reading and comprehension skills so that they can make faster progress and catch up with their peers. It provides a balanced approach to developing phonic skills, comprehension and the enjoyment of reading.

1:1 Comprehension

A specific intervention for Year 6 children as preparation for the end of key stage SATs, this is run after school.


Numicon Support

The purpose of this intervention is to develop the children’s early mental maths skills and strategies through structured apparatus such as Numicon.

Phonics Booster

A Catch-Up phonics programme, designed to rapidly develop use of phonics and reading skills, for those who just need a boost.



Super SATs Club

For 3 mornings in Spring half-term and the Easter break Yr6 children are invited to an intensive booster to help them prepare for KS2 SATs.

Literacy/Maths Booster

The year 6 are given extra-sessions of literacy/maths to prepare them for their SATs tests in May.



Our Club

This is an after school provision for children with Dyslexia or dyslexic tendencies. The aim is to teach strategies which help overcome learning difficulties, to boost confidence and self-esteem,  to try resources which support learning and independence and to show parents how to best support their child and give ideas for fun learning at home

The Club is run by specialist SEN Teachers with the help of Teaching Assistants who have attended Dyslexia training provided by the British Dyslexia Association.

Art Therapy

Run by qualified Art Therapists the children can explore and express thoughts that can be difficult to talk about. This enables the child to get a better understanding of themselves and control of their emotional wellbeing.


Fine Motor Skills

This support is carried out in class by a teaching assistant, developing control and coordination of fine

movements, such as threading tweezing, cutting, moulding and tracing.

Reading volunteers

Trained by our Every Child A Reader teacher these volunteers listen to children read. They work thorough reading programs and schemes in a 1:1 setting.


Lego Therapy

Uses lego as a tool to develop language; build up relationships and understanding; and to develop problem solving skills. It also encourages children to take turns and improve their social skills.

Motor Skills Groups

Learning to develop balance, posture and muscle control through large, gross movements, through active games using a range of fun resources.




Social Skills groups

In small groups working with the learning mentor to develop emotional literacy, self-esteem, expressive language and appropriate behaviour.